Incoming Student Guide
Welcome to Vanderbilt! Below are topics that will ease your transition to graduate school.
- Submitting your official transcripts and GRE scores
- Orientation for New Students
- Registering for classes (after consulting with your advisor)
- Student ID Card
- Finances and Billing
- Health Insurance
- Visa Process - international students
- Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9
- Immunization Requirements - medical information
- Special Needs - disability services
- VUnetID and Vmail address (see "claim invitation")
- Housing Referral Service
- Transfer Credit process, as described in the Graduate School Catalog (see page 33)
- Teaching Assistant Orientation
- University Academic Calendar and the Graduate School Academic Calendar
- FASFA Application
- Maps of: Nashville; Vanderbilt campus; hotels; restaurants; shopping
- Student Services
Sent to new incoming students in June 2018, the Incoming Student Orientation Letter gathers the information above into one document.
The 2017-2018 New Student Orientation Program provides an overview of student services, organizations, and centers with basic description and contact information. (2018-2019 Orientation Program available in late July)
For general questions, please contact the Graduate School:
To contact your academic program office, please click here.